TITLE

The Odyssey of Guaiac

AUTHOR(S)
Moeller, Donald D.
PUB. DATE
March 1984
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar1984, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p236
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The history of guaiac is outlined herein. Guaiac owes its existence as a chemical to a rumor that it had antisyphilitic healing powers in the early 16th century. Guaiac was either the drug of choice or second drug of choice for therapy of syphilis for 200 years. Van Deen discovered its property of detecting occult blood in 1864.
ACCESSION #
16241939

 

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